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, but to support the ratification of the u.n. convention on the rights of persons with disabilities, or as it's known as the crpd. first, i want to thank chairman kerry of the senate foreign relations committee for his diligence and for his leadership on this issue. he has carried this through the committee. he's brought it to the floor. in fact, i was reminded earlier today, we were both on the committee back in the 198 1990's when we first started working on the americans with disabilities act under the tutelage, really, of senator lowell weicker who remains a great friend to this day and is still a great leader on the issues of people with disabilities, and so we go back that far in working together on these issues. i just want to thank senator kerry for his great leadership in bringing us to this point and hopefully the point being that we're going to ratify this wonderful treaty. i want to thank senator lugar again for all of his efforts through so many years on so many different things. on this issue especially going back to the americans with disabilities act, but through all these eff
, the date the palestinians will probably bring up the post for a non member state at the u.n., that is the date of the so-called partition of palestine resolution, dating back to 1947 by united nations. that has symbolic meaning as well. and the israelis, not only the israelis have opposed it, but the united states has opposed it. and it will pass most likely because this is a general assembly issue not a security council issue. to but the united states -- -- they are trying to make a point by retaliating in some big way. that will have a cost for the palestinian authority. what does that mean? hamas will emerge as an even bigger winner. there will say, look at what he is getting you have got to vote, but what good did that to do? our way is the best day. get missiles. so that is the political dilemma for the united states. host: leila on our line for independents, go ahead. caller: my comment is, you always have to negotiate with people. when negotiated not only with friends, but with enemies. the enemies have to be [indiscernible] what we initially wanted to do when we sent
- defense. that is the -- by u.n. law, it is an act of self-defense. there was a lot of focus on the bush administration and afghanistan. the president was elected by saying he would try to end the war. we use. if your drones in iraq for surveillance. -- we used creditor drones in iraq for surveillance. this president used the tool to focus on what he said he would do. he did not ramp of the drone of tax unilaterally himself. it came down to the way the battlefield was working in afghanistan in late 2009 into 2010. one more quick point. afghanistan and pakistan, the border has become more like the vietnam analogy every day. you have an enemy that has taken a safe haven in pakistan. in the 1970's, we did not attack into that border. this administration has made the decision to use this technology to go across the border and attacked known terrorists. host: you are on the air. go ahead. caller: mining is r -- my name is rick. of wonder if the implications would be the same for shooting down a drone as they would for shooting down an armed aircraft. iran shot down a drone. i do not think we
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